• Short Summary

    SYNOPSIS: Far from the city, where there is little - if any - organised entertainment the ingenuity of the "Outback Aussie" is at its best.....

  • Description

    SYNOPSIS: Far from the city, where there is little - if any - organised entertainment the ingenuity of the "Outback Aussie" is at its best.....Country folk, without the amenities of their city cousins, have developed many new and somewhat off-beat "sports"...and they've proven a tourist draweard.

    Newsman BRIAN AFDERSON has been "bush" this weekend to see how one town entertains its visitors.

    Processions of course are rather old hat these days - almost every town has at least one a year.....it's what follows that counts.....and one of those "special events" at LIGHTNING RIDGE are the annual LIZARD RACES...

    The local "mounts" come in many shapes and sizes and any aspiring big-time race-goer can purchase an entry on the spot.

    There's trouble at the barrier...

    And they are ??? !!!
    Another "first" for LIGHTNING RIDGE.... wrestling with a difference - open to all comers the event attracted the interest of the crowd - but many of the local lads who had earlier boasted of their skill in the mud pool were nowhere to be found.

    So it was left to a local LASS to accept the challenge and the name CRAZY emblazoned on her singlet did not go un-noticed...

    There is one slight hitch....there are NO WRITTEN RULES for the sport of mud wrestling - so it was not clear whether the object of the exercise was to dump your opponent in the mud - or try to keep hold of your opponent once mud-covered....or just to get covered in mud as quickly as possible.

    Win OR lose - it seems mud wrestling is here to stay - as Lightning Ridge's big event of the year.

    It may be messy.....but its still good clean fun!

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2M23G3JH3UCG5OD07NHYL8DWZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA2M23G3JH3UCG5OD07NHYL8DWZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/09/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:05:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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